Johns Hopkins / NCED
Marmot Dam Website





Update: I have moved on! Johns Hopkins will continue to host this site and it will serve as a repository of my Marmot-related research, however I have taken a position as a post-doc at the Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment and my current research can be found here: http://sites.nicholas.duke.edu/charlespodolak/

Chuck    
charles.podolak@duke.edu




This work has been funded by the National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics (NCED) and the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB)

This site is meant to present and share some of the data collected in the process of researching the Marmot Dam removal from the Sandy River, OR.   I am a geomorphologist, not a web designer, so pardon the amateurish appearance of this page. I have been involved with this monitoring since spring 2007 in conjunction with my PhD research.

I have collected quite a bit of data over the past few years and am willing to share with other interested parties. We have an data repository set up at NCED in order to facilitate data sharing.  



Links to Other Work

Stillwater Sciences 2000 report on geomorphic effects
Stillwater Sciences 2000 report on numerical modeling
Bureau of Reclamation survey of the Sandy River (2007)
Bureau of Reclamation survey of the Sandy River (2009)
Bureau of Reclamation survey data (2007 & 2009)
Major et al (2008) EOS article on the initial fluvial response
O'Conner, Major and Grant (2009) Geotimes article
USFS Repeat Photography Report (2009)
Major et al (2010) Time Lapse Photography
USGS Marmot Dam Website

Major et al (2012) - Geomorphic Response of the Sandy River, Oregon, to Removal of Marmot Dam, USGS Professional Paper


Links to reports, presentations, and documents

Podolak Dissertation (2012)
           Entire document [70 Mb]
           Abstract only
           Front and Back Matter [0.4 Mb]
           Chapter 1 (Introduction and background)  [0.2 Mb]
           Chapter 2 (Field Work - Marmot Dam) [3.6 Mb - low res images]
           Chapter 3 (Flume Experiments)  [7 Mb]
           Chapter 4 (Numerical Modeling) [0.8 Mb]
           Chapter 5 (Summary) [0.3 Mb]

Time Series of Photographs at the damsite
Water Year 2008 Sediment Monitoring Report to OWEB
Podolak & Pittman presentation to Town of Sandy (2008)
Podolak & Pittman presentation to USFS (2008)
Podolak AGU (2008) 1st year Sediment Budget
Podolak (May 2009) Observations of Channel Change in Oxbow Park
Podolak & Pittman presentation to Town of Sandy (2009)
Podolak GSA (2009) presentation
GSA (2009) field trip handout
Podolak AGU (2009) poster
Annual Report to OWEB (June 2008 to May 2009)
Podolak RRNW (2010) presentation
Podolak FISC (2010) paper
Podolak et al GBR (2010) poster
Podolak RRNW (2011) presentation
Podolak AGU (2011) presentation
Key Concepts in Geomorphology textbook vignettes
               "An Example of One River's Response to a Large Dam Removal"
               "(Sediment) Accounting 101: An Example"




Links to Intern Projects

2007

Group Report
Berrios Poster - Photosieving
Coronado Poster - Critical Discharge
Ekstrand Poster - Interpolation Methods
Long Poster - Optimal Grain Size for Salmon Spawning

Martinez Poster - Measuring Riparian Vegetation

Final Report to OWEB (2011) (Entire Report - 13 MB)
Final Report to OWEB (2011) Section 1: Introduction

Final Report to OWEB (2011) Section 2: Methods
Final Report to OWEB (2011) Section 3: Results
Final Report to OWEB (2011) Section 4: Discussion
Final Report to OWEB (2011) Section 5: Lessons
Final Report to OWEB (2011) Section 6: Dissemination of Findings
Final Report to OWEB (2011) Section 7: Repeat Panoramic Photos
Final Report to OWEB (2011) Section 8: References

2008

Group Report
Deviller Poster - Post-dam Removal Grain Size Changes
Jurk Poster - Post-dam removal Grain Size Changes
Palomo Poster - Streamgauge Comparisons
Shin Poster - Downstream Grain Size Changes
Trifone Poster - Measuring Bed Changes with DEMs



Other Links
2009
National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics
Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board
Graham Matthews & Associates
Stillwater Sciences

Cooks - LIDAR Accuracy - Report / Poster
Di Leonardo - Reservoir Sediment Characterization -  Report / Poster
Folz-Donahue - Riparian Vegetation - Report / Poster
RiCharde - Analysis of a Cut Bank Cliff - Report / Poster
Roark - Macroinvertibrate Community Measurements - Report / Poster